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Sep 28, 2012 3:30pm PDT
commemorate today the 16th anniversary of our sister city of cord signed in san francisco in 1976. during this period, we have twice received official visits of the mayor of paris and paris has received three different mayors of san francisco. and each visit has led to projects and agreements between our two cities that have been beneficial and advantageous to each. there is even one exchange in the field of fashion wean the academy of art and university and the most famous fashion schools in paris that begin at the beginning of our relationship and continue stronger than ever today. gladys pamer, the director of the department of fashion, gladys pamer, our sister city committee member is here today, we have worked closely in the area of public transit, thank tos you, mr. mayor, the urban furniture that you showed us in paris now exists throughout san francisco, whether it be the bus stops, public toilets or the french kiosks used to distribute newspapers or other products. thanks to our relationship, we saw for the first time a successful bike share program and i still have my ca
SFGTV
Oct 3, 2012 10:30am PDT
with all the other great cities of the world in a sister city relationship so dearly, we learn from each other, we send delegations to each other, we welcome each other to the city but in each and every instance, we are always thinking about ideas about how we can help each other and help regions improve, so i am excited to have met with the mayor just a few minutes ago to reaffirm our relationship and we'll sign that in a few moments to document that and to promise each other that we will continue this very great relationship and we could not have done it without the involvement of our private citizens, tom horn has led a fantastic group of volunteers on our sister city committee for paris and san francisco, and he's doing a marvelous job and this again reflects how our citizenry helps our city become a better city with these sister city relationships and again i want to thank you and the audience too who are volunteers in our -- i really, really thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating such a great part of our soul of our cities, and giving us the reasons why we can be a
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
the city as a wonderful public asset for all citizens to enjoy. that is a 13-acre site. so imagine as part of this project over four acres of new public space that will be incorporated into the design. and appropriate for transit for a city like san francisco, this location is tremendously located for all public transportation, whether coming from the bay bridge, the red line there is bart. the purple line is muni. you see caltrain, as well as the location of the future transbay terminal. we don't have the transportation plan yet. peter albert and the city are conducting a major study not only our project, but the transit-friendly atmosphere. our preliminarily parking study shows within a 20 minute walk of the site there are 23,000 parking spaces to put that into perspective for you on a soldout warriors game in oakland the most cars that we park is 5,000. so that is the puzzle that we will solve through this process in making sure transportation works. now before choosing this site, we commissioned some significant research to learn how people would feel about the project. you can se
SFGTV
Sep 29, 2012 10:00pm PDT
he was going on except the people who were enduring it and being uprooted and moved out the city by it the. you have confirmation powers. use it and if you don't trust those powers you shouldn't use them either. >> thank you, next speaker. >> good afternoon, my name name is miguel bustos, residence of the mission district, born and raised, but i'm a former member of redevelopment commission. i was appointed by the mayor and i was confirmed by you unanimously. and that was a proud moment, because i saw us working together. a mayoral appointment, approved by the board of supervisors and on many occasions i consulted with a lot of you on the projects that were going on with redevelopment and on many, many, many, many more occasions i consulted with many people here and it's great to see the folks who came before us during my time as a commission on redevelopment. you know, i'm proud to have served. not only as a redevelopment commissioner, but i was proud to have served my city. and our city owes a lot to its people. and that is what this is really about. it's about the housing that wi
SFGTV
Sep 28, 2012 7:30am PDT
other cities are opting in, even cities from outside of the county. i also just want to note that over the years, this board has given repeated direction to the puc to move afford with this. and a few years ago, the puc was considering a proposal that was not particularly strong, and it was set aside. staff has now come forward, and the puc has now come forward with a proposal that i believe everyone, even those who do not support, will say is better, significantly better than the last one. this will provide competition. it will provide a choice for consumers. i struggled with the opt out issue. and i wish that there were a better way. i wish that we could have some sort of workable opt-in. i thought about potentially voting against this because we didn't have the extra time to figure that out. but on balance, i think that consumers will have a choice. there will be ample opportunity for people to opt out. and for those who, for whatever reason, don't and then decided they want to opt out there will be a very, very modest fee and it will be easy to opt out of the program. this is somet
SFGTV
Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm PDT
like that. i really feel that city hall and residents and students and small businesses just need to have a much less adversairal relationship and i know that is very generalized. i am interested in making things easier for homeowners and students and visitors and one of the things coming up a lot in this campaign is public financing and i have taken a stand from the very beginning they would not accept 1 dollar in public financing money. not that i oppose it per se but these are hundreds and thousands of dollars and we are losing money and candidates are spending it on consultants in walnut creek or in san jose and one way is to keep money here in san francisco by changing the system. >> mr. crawlly same question. what in your opinion is the single most policy issue in san francisco and if elected what would you do to address it? >> well, there are several and i believe that if i am elected supervisor the first thing i will deal with is public safety. as you know there are 344 police officers that are retiring by next november. in this year's budget there are approximately three cla
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 5:30am PDT
large maps and it took a long time to find the information. >> it saves the city time and money. you are not taking up the time of a particular employee at the assessor's office. you might be doing things more efficient. >> they have it ready to go and say, this is what i want. >> they are finding the same things happening on the phone where people call in and ask, how do i find this information? we say, go to this website and they go and get the information easily. >> a picture tells a thousand stories. stories. some say a map announcer: b dreams and good grades aren't enough to get into college. there are actual steps you need to take. finding someone who can help is the first and most important. for the next steps, go to knowhow2go.org. >> the meeting of come to order. good afternoon everyone. this is the monday september 24, 2012 meeting of the land use and economic development and the san francisco board of supervisors. our clerk is elisa miller. could you give us our announcements? >> please silence all audio equipment and items acted upon today will be on the next agenda
SFGTV
Sep 30, 2012 7:00am PDT
director of real estate for the city. >> good afternoon chair mar, members of the committee. i am john updike with real estate and this is a summary easement located southwest of jesse street. i'm going to put a map on the over head. the area is highlighted in red here. right in the center of the block. so it's just southwest of the end of jesse street, southwest of tenth street. the easement was for a sewer line that is no longer in use. planning issued and their plan and remember didded contingency and letter here and all of the squeaka motions were carried through as listed here. all of those are on file with the clerk. and the additional number recommending that the file. and this is an easement done by an independent appraiser and calls for payment to the city for 77,000-dollar for the conveyance once vacated. this is a closer look at the actual easement area. and there are some physical items to be removed as part of the on going construction. the funds return to the department of jurisdiction which in this case is the sfpuc. i that commission approved the conveyance and the
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the school district and also students at the city college level to be able to weigh in on those types of questions. and i would be open to considering other elections as well. but i think as mr. everett mentioned, at a minimum, i would consider supporting and allowing non-citizens to vote in either of those two. >> here i am different. i have two children in public school and i would love to see citizens and non-citizens engaged in the school, at the school level. i think that is great. and i think we should do everything possible to engage these people at the school level, get them involved in their school. i, you know, personally from the friends that have i, who are non-citizens, they haven't been clamoring to vote for the board of education and to me if you are a citizen you get to vote. if you are not a citizen, you don't get to vote. if it's easier to perhaps we need to look at how easy it is to become a citizen, but my experience is if you want parent to participate in their children's education, get them involved in their schools. i feel a little differently at the commu
SFGTV
Sep 30, 2012 1:00am PDT
in the south bay and east bay would not share. would you support san francisco using city taxpayer dollars to pay mtc for the cost of providing free muni service to young people in san francisco? in other words, if mtc isn't willing to do it on its own, should the city be paying more money into mtc to get the service out of mtc? >> as a last resort. that would be certainly the last way of funding it that i would look at. there is a continuity problem between the different transportation agencies that make it a little bit unworkable. at this present time i think one of the ways to deal with the issue is to see if the nuts and bolts of it can be tweaked a little bit to make it into a workable solution. maybe that may take a little bit more time, but i don't think as a sort of knee-jerk reaction we need to put the burden on taxpayers. with that being said it's vitally important for people to get around and especially those who can't afford and if you are a young person, i think that is a very important consideration as well. again, the focus should be on tweaking the nuts and bolts of
SFGTV
Sep 30, 2012 1:30am PDT
the exact same problems of people asking for more and more people and creating a city where there is very wealthy and very poor people. so i would like to give a quick shout out in that direction to supervisor olague, who is having the san francisco housing authority try to film its meetings. it doesn't even meet at city hall and this is the kind of inequity i'm talking about. we need accountability. so i appreciate that and we need that. thank you. >> thank you, mr. everett. >> i'm the type the progressive who grieves believes that we're only as wealthy as the least among us. so means that in san francisco we can only go as far as the african-american young men and women who have been economically disadvantaged for generations here in the city. we need to provide jobs. with when we talk about green jobs of future and sustainable produce, we need to talk about how to feed the single mothers in those communities. we need comprehensive reforms to bring those disadvantaged communitis with us. we cannot provide those folks with jobs unless we reform our drug policies in san francisco, wh
SFGTV
Oct 3, 2012 9:30am PDT
and forest city. >> regarding the water front site and the city develop. as you know for the past several months, forest city has been working very hard on the due diligence process for the 25 acres working with them to understand the various soils and water conditions on the site and other information that will feed into for the infrastructure and the plans that they will present to you all at a subsequent meeting. there is also, begun, an extensive out reach program to get feedback from dog pest community and other key stake holders that will also feed into their planning and the eventual plans that they will make available to you. the plans builds on the experience that they have and mixed development throughout the country, but specifically, related to their efforts in san francisco, and their admission and development that has a similar approach and will have a good, prototype for the kind of things that they want to do at the pier 70. >> in addition, i wanted to talk just briefly about the hill site. now the hill site has not been offered for development. we are not moving f
SFGTV
Oct 2, 2012 4:30pm PDT
to be a department head in the city and county of san francisco. we have learned since 2010 that we need to meet and get to know the folks that we will need to rely on in an emergency. we all know in a disaster we can't do this by ourselves. we are going to rely very heavily on our military partners. generally maya saw in 2010 that having a big party for fleet week was great, but we needed to do something more. and it was under his inspiration and leadership that we began the humanitarian assistance disaster response program. so, it's really building these relationships over the years, continuing to grow, and going from the one week event that we started with for fleet week into something that we're doing all year round. so, i'd like to thank especially my staff, rob, diana, all the people who have been working on this day and night. right now this week it's fleet week every day, every second, every minute. but next week it will be fleet week for us again starting for 2013. so, thank you very much. (applause) >> thank you. it's true, the planning cycle for fleet week is really year
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 8:30am PDT
out and finding another site, is they were able to move more quickly than the city and mta were able to move. we did purchase a site recently for our sustainable street shots. again, did a lease with an option to buy. we were able to convince prologis to have right of first negotiation. they didn't want to sell. they are a real estate investment trust, they just purchased this property last summer so need to gone rate dividends for shareholders. this enables sfmta the time to get our money together to purchase. we would like to purchase before 20 years, no doubt about it. >> again, i appreciate the information and i appreciate the work you've put into . this my question was not what other properties you have looked at but if we have known since 2004 there was a need to move somewhere else, if have known two years, got notice from the port for two years, that's a long time, how it is if we knew we had this need, why is it that someone like that would be able to move in quicker than we? is there something about the way in which the real estate department at the mta approaches its deals
SFGTV
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm PDT
director of the san francisco fleet week association. and make no mistake about it, the city and county of san francisco are supporter of the united states military. san francisco fleetwood association is a nonprofit all volunteer organization that was formed to help organize and execute fleet week. and fleet week in 2012 like 2011 and 2010 has adopted a mission to promote the humanitarian assistance and disaster response missions of the united states military. we also, of course, will have the blue angels and the air show that comes with that. the ships will be coming in and the wonderful liberty call that the wonderful men and women in the armed forces will have in san francisco. the fleet week association also, as i say, has a humanitarian and response. along with the civilian disaster response community, we'll have a senior leader seminar taking place on thursday and friday in which the military and the civilian community learn from one another on how to provide disaster response. i should mention that on wednesday morning out at ocean beach, the marine corps and the navy are settin
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 2:00pm PDT
office and thank the city staff and other stakeholders who are here and in particular i want to thank my aide, amy chen, who worked with all of you to get the legislation to where it is today. colleagues i would like to ask for your support, so hopefully or we can move this to the board in short order. thank you for your consideration. >> thank you, president chiu. i did want to ask, if i could be a cosponsor of this measure? i think it's a great piece of legislation, but i had a couple of questions. i know aaron glenn's alter that brad paul referenced the title is surge in sf vacation rentals squeezes residents.". miss haas is quoted as saying there is a "rapid growth in vacation rentals at the time." and then quotes jack, the spokesperson for the city attorney's office saying, "that planning and dbi haven't been any cases forward." i'm wondering what is the problem there? why didn't we bring forth cases when we knew that 15% of golden gateway units, for example were being hotelized. i would like to know why it's taken to so long to address this issue? >> thank you, supervisor. the r
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 10:00am PDT
sure that the innovative companies that are the life blood of our city are taken care and thank you very much for joining us this morning. [ applause ] the moscone expansion project "[ys3xconventi center remains the linchpin of our city's tourism and thank you for working with us. along the waterfront, mixed use developments are being planned at seawall lot 337 and pier 70, which will create vibrant neighborhoods. and in less than five years, we're going to be welcoming the golden state warriors here, back to san francisco! [ applause ] i want to thank joe and peter for their vision and i want to especially thank the leadership of rick, who is here today at our table for helping us convert a derelict pier that has had so many struggles and help us transform that into an iconic facility that will bring thousands of people out and i want to thank supervisor kim and i think in the audience today, i understand the head of our community advisory committee, katie ladelle is with us. thank you, because there is no rest for you. [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> the end game is to connect with e
SFGTV
Oct 2, 2012 9:00pm PDT
ordering the vacation of easement and approving a sale of 77,000 of the city's interest in easement located at 14 07 0 1435 market street. >> colleagues, can we do this item same house, same call? this ordinance is finally passed. next item. >> item 9 is an ordinance amending the planning code adding a new section to increase the transit impact development fee rates, revise the exemptions and credits, and clarify the implementation and collection. >> supervisor wiener. >> i'd like to move to continue this two weeks to october 16th. >> supervisor wiener has made a motion to continue this item to the 16th of october. seconded by supervisor olague. colleagues, without objection, that shall be the case. item 10. >> item 10 is a resolution approving updated security provisions for the america's cup lease disposition agreement. >> colleagues, can we do this same house same call? without objection, this resolution is adopted. item 11. >> item 11 is a resolution approving a contract with new flyer america, inc., to purchase 45 low floor diesel hybrid buses in an amount not to exceed appro 3
SFGTV
Oct 5, 2012 9:30pm PDT
be based on the policies of the cities themselves. some points are based where growth wants to go based on economics. all of those are being considered; it is not a clear model per se, but all of those things are considered by the region at any given time. where companies want to be, all those things that economies you as well as our own policies to entice growth. >> that implies to me this kind of hybrid, taking into account what we think will happen but also some direction because i know is that the projections were high in the santa clara county which actually is more auto centric, more spread out; it seems that would be counter intuitive considering senate bill 375. >> when you dig down to santa clara in general, oakland, san francisco san jose are taking on a substantial part of the growth. the region came up with a few scenarios and one is that they were all kind of anti-sprawl; some more center focus in others. most of the growth in santa clara will happen in san jose. also in the process we have been coordinating with the cities of oakland and san jose and a big transporta
SFGTV
Oct 4, 2012 9:30am PDT
. >> that was cool. >> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose y
SFGTV
Oct 3, 2012 4:30pm PDT
collaboration between the city and the transportation authority as part of our needs assessment or future needs assessment, what it will take to achieve. our gas and reduction goals. so, the region is very dependent on san francisco to address a significant part of the region's growth and transportation challenge. so, we need to determine how to manage these 400,000 plus new daily auto trips. we know that there is not much low-hanging fruit. everything involves a trade-off. and that we need to do things differently to meet this challenge. we know that also that a lot of the growth in san francisco is going to happen in the city's core, the soma, the mission bay, and new auto trends in neighborhoods are going to counteract our efforts to improve new travel times, [speaker not understood]. we know that it's going to take new ways of doing things, such as leveraging the private sector investment, between the core and the south bay. [speaker not understood]. where do we put new capacity and how much new capacity, and how much reallocating right away is it going to take. we analyze that it wou
SFGTV
Sep 29, 2012 2:30pm PDT
first goal. we looked at the city's -- and this was the climate action plan in conjunction with the climate action plan process what it would take to achieve the greenhouse gas emission reduction goal, the transportation sector of that, all while trying to maintain competitiveness for attracting jobs and employees. this is an example. if the findings from the climate action plan being worked on in conjunction with the city, you can see that the amount of new infrastructure and level of demand management that it would take to get close to our goals is really not to be underestimated. so, with these goals and needs in mind, we conducted two calls for projects last year. one of them was in conjunction with the regional transportation plan called for projects, it was mentioned earlier. we got submissions, priorities from all of our partner agencies, all of our agencies that operator provide services [speaker not understood] in san francisco as well as from the public. and a lot of what the public is calling for is that we call programmatic types of investments, traffic calming, pedestri
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 6:30am PDT
then -- i mean you can imagine what it's like to do business in the city but elsewhere and 90% of our business is done in the city. supervisor kim said that legislation like this passes and it helps the small business in the city. we used to employ 48 people, 49 people back in 2004. we're now 12 so whatever you people can do to try to boost our business it would be graciously appreciated. thank you very much for your support. >> good afternoon chairman mar, supervisors, and steven mc clory. i am here today to congratulate everyone on getting behind the new rules for the five to nine unit projects. i spoke with a few people today that work on our jobs and asked them when is the last time they were on one of those projects? and literally no one could remember being on a five to nine unit project and the numbers here today show that the reason is they just haven't been built. it's sad. it's a bit of a travesty that only 1bmr unit was produced and we missed out on that housing that would have been built and i worked in construction -- i have been around construction my whole life sinc
SFGTV
Oct 2, 2012 12:00am PDT
"c francisco for the top city, i guess doing business, which comes as a surprise to many commenters and somewhat as a surprise to me. we will certainly take it. it might be based upon part of what was written in another article but carl nulte sunday when he talks about the sales force and good things we are seeing. however it was entitled, ignoring a beautiful and ugly city is crazy. i agree with carl. i believe he's made good statements. his comments, not mine, he talked about some of the people on the street. he felt they weren't just foreclosed homeowners but people who have long-term serious problems. yet everybody ignores this, has been for decades. i think he makes good points and ends his article by saying we pretend this doesn't exist. san francisco needs a psychiatrist, which is a well-written article. part of this, there is a positive note, however. there is legislation introduced and i believe passed on first reading to ban our vehicles over night. many are housing unit wes don't deal with. we deal with mergers, decks, a bunch of things that are important. we deal nothing
SFGTV
Sep 27, 2012 8:00pm PDT
there was a violation of [inaudible] in implementing the original ordinance, the city won that lawsuit, but primarily, it won that lawsuit based on the fact that -- and i quote, the ordinance affects employers but it leaves plain administrators right, it does not force employers to provide any particular benefits or plans or alter existing plans, or to provide plans or employee benefits at all, we believe if the city were to try to ban hra's, there are hundreds and hundreds and businesses and thousands of employees who have that benefit that would be forced to change that benefit and therefore would not be legal, and then in regards to we were asked to comment on i believe finding 5, it is something that we're not -- we don't have a position on, it's an mra, it's the city's plan, so we did not comment specifically on that, but otherwise, i'm very happy to address any other questions or if you have any issues. er >> thank you, mr. black, colleagues, any questions, okay, thank you, so those are all the presentations we have, i want to thank all the speakers from the departments f
SFGTV
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm PDT
: resolution authorizing lease of 255,420 rentable square feet at bayshore boulevard, daly city, california from prolog *f sl.p. for a 20-year term plus two five-year extensions at rent of $2,449,642 with annual increases for san francisco municipal transportation agency's towed car operations and other services. >> for this we have ed with the mta and sinaly. >> good afternoon, ed riskos, transportation director. i want to thank you for shuffling the agenda to accommodate this item, which is of great importance to the agency, which is why i wanted to be here so you could hear from my firsthand about it. what is before you is a resolution that would approve a leaswe have been seeing quite sometime that would solve a number of challenges we are currently facing. therefore it is very important to the agency. we have a wide array of assets in the mta across the city that we use to operator all the modes of transit that we operator, or transportation that we're responsible for, the lion's share which of course is muni. because of the diversity and age and condition of the assets, th
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 3:30am PDT
does is transfers responsibility for obtaining the security from the acoc to the city. he spelled out the exposure of the city there would be in terms of cash 2.4 million dollars that would need to be put into the cash collateral or escrow immediately that may or may not be used. also another $1 million the city would have to come up with in terms of paying the premium on the $5 million insurance policy that the organizing committee will obtain. these are in the budget, are general fund moneys and reimbursable by america's cup organizing committee. if the cash collateral were to be drawn down in case the city couldn't meet its obligations or if there were additional funds, the additional 2.4 million during the event, those moneys are supposed to be reimbursable by the america's cup organizing committee. but as we said in our earlier report in march the availability of those funds is not certain. there was a discussion of fundraising. it is short of the $32 million that was originally considered. the city's been paid in full through june. we don't know about the august payments, so we
SFGTV
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
the city's plan, so we did not comment specifically on that, but otherwise, i'm very happy to address any other questions or if you have any issues. er >> thank you, mr. black, colleagues, any questions, okay, thank you, so those are all the presentations we have, i want to thank all the speakers from the departments for your comments and responses. we'll now proceed to public comment. i have -- supervisor compos? >> if i may, mr. khai, i know we have a worker, i was wondering if it would be okay to call upon him so he could testify, and that is graciano, yes. >> that's at the top of the pile, i have four speaker cards here, if i don't call your name and you would like to speak, please fill out a speaker card, i'm going to call graciano, rebecca and glen bare row. is there any other public other than those five, six? okay, great, so each speaker will have two minutes with 30 seconds left, you will hear a soft bell and then a loud bell when your time is up, so mr. vasquez. >> supervisors, good afternoon, everyone. i've come here this afternoon to tell you about problems that i'
SFGTV
Oct 4, 2012 3:00pm PDT
your dedication to the city and county and your willingness to always serve, that you after spoken to by several colleagues that you were willing to apply and you were willing to commit to the vast number of hours that this committee requires. and, so, i'm happy to support you with recommendation to the board as well. i did just want to make another note that you did fully submit your form 700, that you had already checked that you had no reportable interest on any schedule and therefore you don't have to complete any of the following schedule summaries. seeing no further comment, we do have a motion to move forward mr. bruce oka for the seat with recommendation and can do that without opposition. thank you. mr. clerk, can you please call item number 7? >> item number 7 is a hearing on the six month report of the citizen's advisory committee for the central market street and tenderloin area. >> thank you. and we do have the chair of the citizen's advisory committee for the central market and tenderloin area, dina hilliard. and as required in the legislation for the cac, we did ask for
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 9:00am PDT
immediately, they would not have been in that position. unfortunately, the way city governments work, if the money is not there and you can't close with very short time frame of due diligence, it is not going to happen. even as you get down the peninsula there are multiple users who would jump at the opportunity to find, one, a building of this size. 250,000 square feet building. two, a building that size on two acres. most will sit on eight acres. so the extra land * ten is driving some of the values up. the transaction james is talking about with dbi was formerly amb building on spruce. they moved into a 177,000 foot portion of an industrial building the sfo -- you know, san francisco's airport operation had leased prior to. their rent is significant more than the rent on this deal is. so the value in the market is there. that deal was negotiated three, four years ago. that lack of supply is what drives value. that is anything in the world. whether it is a commodity, food, precious gems, whatever it is. that is what is driving the value. i understand the concept of let's take more time
SFGTV
Sep 27, 2012 7:30pm PDT
? >> i had two observations as i compared our city attorney's response to the same question, our city attorney said, yes, consumer fraud is committed, you clarified the burden of proof required in the criminal context from my perspective, i think that makes sense, these type of consumer fraud cases are pursued from our civil attorney, i wanted to make that first point, but secondly, i think what ms. crevette was saying, rather than having a surcharge for health care, they broaden that language and said it was a surcharge for the cost of doing business in san francisco, that's a very different set of issues and it might be a set of issue that is we may want to tackle at a later point but it gets us beyond the health care situation, it could be surcharge that businesses justify because of our city's living wage law, sick leave, health care and all the compendium or payroll tax, all of the variety of cost of doing business and this is why i think i understand from what you're saying, that would be harder to prosecute, i completely understand that. we may decide that's a problem, but i th
SFGTV
Oct 5, 2012 8:30pm PDT
honoring our commitment throughout the city whether in the third street bayview corridor, like a bankruptcy, wind down pay off the debt so the tax increment in the series is available for distribution to the taxing entities, city, county, bart, schools. free up the taxes generated for distribution to the other entities. in the case of san francisco we do have a lot at stake. a number of these area plans which the commission approved the board approved as i indicated, made or approved, hunters point, mission bay, trans bay, another obligations that need to be implemented, they are in many cases 30 year plants. mission bay, hald done. trans way, just getting started, going for the terminal, housing production, infrastructure needed along folsom, is getting started, 700 acres still left to be done over the course of 20-30 years. what 1483 did, because it is a separate legal entity, apart from the city and county of san francisco, acknowledged that the surviving obligations and successor agencies in fact are not part of the city and county of san francisco is adopted on february 1. o
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Oct 3, 2012 7:30am PDT
regards to finding number 9, disagree, the city and county does not know employees and employers using those, similarly there is no data between the differing reimbursement rates, the board of supervisors made amendments and believes they will help increase reimbursement rates and other reimbursement programs. finding number 10, partially disagree, the board of supervisors defers to olse's response, finding number 1 1, partially disagree, time limits are standardized. finding number 12, partially disagree, the board of supervisors refers to the response of the city attorney, the city attorney agrees that hra's may not be an allowable option o under the affordable care act, this question will be answered definitively by forthcoming regulations. finding number 13, disagree partially. under the previous law, this could be have been a case under the recent amendment ts, this issue was addressed in a var iet of ways including posting and quarterly notice requirements so employees are aware of their benefits and how to use them and by requiring all unused monies to remain with the employee f
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Oct 5, 2012 1:00am PDT
requires board of supervisors approval as the city attorney has advised us should go before the board. on this particular item i don't think there is anything that significant. it is a matter that the department has to be careful. i don't think there is a very agregious error in what has taken place. as you can see, we are recommending approval of this legislation with the correct amounts to be modified. but you're correct in your observation. this should not happen. >> i haven't seen too many -- to often of a model where there are certain stages expected in terms of a contract renewed over and over, like this one has. this is pretty -- >> are you referring to the -- let me -- i know we are talking about next week as well but those are burning questions. >> supervisor avalos, are you referring to the fact that when the contract was first approved on a competitive basis the initial amount was about 600,000. now we are up significantly to $60 million. in this case we agree with the method the department used. it was always stated to the board of supervisors that after the competitive proces
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Sep 30, 2012 3:00pm PDT
city in the world that runs cable cars. these cars right here are part of national parks system. in the early 1960's, they became the first roles monument. the way city spread changed with the invention of the cable car. >> people know in san francisco, first thing they think about is, let's go >> thank you, everyone, for coming. i welcome to the opening of scoots san francisco network. [applause]. >> thanks. today, we are opening our beta program to the san francisco public and with that, we are opening the world's first network of shared electric scooters. [applause]. >> there we go, we're back, okay, so before i tell you about our s*frs for san francisco, i want to introduce someone who has already made san francisco an even better place to live, mayor ed lee. there are two things about the mayor's work and his administration that are particularly important to scoot, the first is that mayor lee is working hard to make this city an even better place to start and grow a new business, and second, he's been a toothless support of electric vehicles to improve san francisco's environme
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Oct 3, 2012 12:30pm PDT
going to be a property that is sold that could have met the needs of the cities that we have -- that we did not know about if we could have approached that property owner about purchasing it. >> of course not. i don't think anyone can do that for you. >> final question for the broker. you said earlier the city can always get out because you can sublease, right? but the difference there is that if the market goes down, right, the sublease could be potentially for a lot less money than what the city is guaranteed to pay prologis, right? >> there is always that possibility in any lease. given the contraction of available space for that kind of use, the chances are little to none that you are going to see that. in fact, today if the property was openly marketed it would bring more rent and certainly a lot more money than what was paid for it. just look at what is happening in our city on mid market street and what people are paying for buildings that sat vacant in ten years. we are in a whole new marketplace we haven't seen in ten years. >> thank you. i have a final question for the budget
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Oct 1, 2012 3:30pm PDT
relocation fund to stay in san francisco. so they are forced to go out of the city completely and then during the time that the building is being rebuilt, they build up a whole new life and their children go to new school and they are never able to go back. so it's trespassly important to many san francisco residents, particularly the african-american community. and this has already been brought up, but 35% of people in san francisco who live in subsidized housing are african-american. and 20% of african-americans in the city of san francisco reside in public or subsidized housing. so we're talking about a big portion of this community and we're aware we're suffering a real loss in that area and we're losing our african-american population. so the right to return would go a long way towards preventing further loss. >> can i just ask you to repeat the statistics, you said that% of the african-american lives in public housing? >> 20% -- there are -- two numbers, 35% of substance duesed and public housing is african-american and separately, if you look at entire population of san francisc
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. but we really want to welcome all of you today to the opening of our new city, new bridge hiv research facility. let's give it a hand. [cheering and applauding] >> one of the greatest honors that i have and barbara garcia, the director of health and one of the greatest honors i have is the critical staff that i get to work with. is going to b [speaker not understood]. [cheering and applauding] >> susan is a premiere doctor in our community, in our san francisco general hospital focused on hiv and aids. ands as importantly and sometimes even more, her importance of being a researcher in the area of hiv and aids and is a renowned world leader in this area. by the way, we have many of you who are, well, world renowned researchers also in the midst of all of us. i'm the principal investigator on this project and that means that i'm supposed to be in charge of making sure it happens. so, we're 70% done and you're seeing one of the major parts of it today. and i want to introduce susan so we can get the show on the road. so, thank you so much. (applause) >> well, i want to welcome y
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Oct 4, 2012 2:30pm PDT
school in san francisco which coleman has taken in as a project of theirs. i graduated from city college earlier this year and in may i graduated with my associate degree, two associate degrees. one in social sciences and behavior and another in administration of justice. currently at san francisco state working on my bachelor's degree in justice studies and also with a minor in urban planning. the reason why i would like to be a part of the balboa park station citizen's advisory committee is because i would like to represent the voice of the community, more specifically in the development that is occurring in the area. i would also like to assist in figuring out how to keep the community voice involved and accountability with the city agencies involved and impact to make deadlines and [speaker not understood] commitments. and then, so, also john avalos is a huge advocate for our community, but it's important to have the community involved. >> thank you, ms. garcia. >>> thank you very much. >> and next we will hear mr. walker. if you would like to speak today. and are there any o
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Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
district schools but all the schools throughout the city. thank you. >> thank you, president chiu >> item 25 was considered by the economic and land development committee was considered, and forwarded to the board as a committee record, it's an ordinance ordering the summer vacation of a public service easement and approving the city's interest in the property located at 14071435 market street. >> roll call vote on this item. >> on item 25, supervisor chu? chu, absent. supervisor cohen? >> aye. >> supervisor elsbernd, elsbernd, aye, supervisor farrell, farrell, aye, supervisor kim? kim, aye. supervisor mar, mar, eye, supervisor alag gi, alag gi, aye, supervisor wiener, aye, supervisor avalos, campos, aye, president chiu, there are 10 ayes, this ordinance is passed for the first reading. roll call for introductions. >> we'll go to supervisor kim. roll call for introductions, thank you, supervisor wiener, roll call? okay, president chiu? >> today i'm introducing an ordinance, our conflict of interest code lists the city employees and officials that to file form 700s every year, unde
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Sep 30, 2012 8:30am PDT
that recognized that most of this area is covered by federal law and that we as a city cannot get into the business of micro managing how business -- individual businesses manage these accounts because if we were to do that, we would be in violation of federal law. as you may recall, at the time that this was introduced, what we thought was a very simple piece of legislation turned out to be one of the most controversial pieces of legislation for that year, that legislation was approved by the board of supervisors but much to our surprise and disappointment, the mayor vetoed that legislation in october of 2011 and then following that veto, there was an amendment that was introduced by the mayor work witching a number of my colleagues including president david chu here and supervisor mali ya cohen, and they introduced and passed a compromise version of the legislation that went into effect earlier this year in 2012, that legislation in my view and we believe that the reports from both the civil grand jury and the office of labor standards and enforcement will demonstrate this, that that
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Sep 29, 2012 10:00am PDT
correct, but i welcome input from staff and city attorney. >> to be honest, when this was drafted i don't think that staff was contemplating that there would be one person on this own dealing with this. the idea was that one person hold the hearing and ask thei questions, and you don't do it as a whole but you deliberate as a body. the hearing officer is the one procedurally running the matter, rather the decision as a body. that was staff's contemplation. not that we would have a separate matter with only one commissioner present. and that one commissioner making a decision. always that a full body would deliberate. and the hearing officer would procedurally run the hearing. if that's not clear, then we certainly should make it clearer. >> yeah, i think we should make that clearer. >> because i thought one under the idea, one commissioner or one hearing officer is speed. so say once it gets assigned, hopefully can get sent maybe within a week or so. so at the next full commission meeting a report can be made back to the commission. saying we have had the hearing. here's what we think it
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Oct 6, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. i work with student government on city college of san francisco and i also just have an immense desire to see a lot more transportation improvements in the balboa park corridor. i have a great relationship with john avalos, supervisor avalos and i continue to work with trustee issues. that is the bulk of where a lot of riders are. we need a light rail [speaker not understood]. the second highest transportation [inaudible] outside of downtown. so, that's why i submit my application for seats 1, 2, 3 or 4. i think i'm eligible for all four of those. thank you. >> thank you, mr. walker. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is henry kabane. he did submit an application already. before i tell you a little bit about myself, i just want to echo what supervisor elsbernd said about dan weaver. he is awe inspiring, a legendary neighborhood advocate and he would do wonders on this committee. a little bit about myself. i'm a practicing attorney in san francisco. i live in westwood park. i have a son who is now a sophomore at [speaker not understood] high school just adjacent to the balb
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Oct 1, 2012 9:30pm PDT
needed to see as a city agency and address the needs and concerns outlined by the advocates. mr. campbell's monthly updates to this body were instrumental in letting us know what was happening and we especially appreciate the fact that he always took the feedback into consideration and we wouldn't be here without his ability to do that. mr. campbell's commitment to clean power sf ensured a viable program that met all of the requirements set forth by the city, and so the resolution reads that be it resolve that the san francisco local agency commission hereby congratulates mike campbell and his years of service to the people of san francisco and exprelseses its deepest gratitude for dedication and knowledgeable and forward thinking way to create a program that moves the city and county san francisco environmental goals forward. mr. campbell it is our honor to again acknowledge your work and we thank you and we know that there is hope for the california public utilities commission because you will be starting there very shortly and that is a very good thing for them, and our hope
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Oct 5, 2012 12:30am PDT
here is trying to do what is right for the city, what's right for the workers. i want to thank the representative of workers and talked about the conditions. no one is questioning the fact that we need to move. it is really about making the best deal we can for the city. or at least the deal that, at least on its face, doesn't look as bad as this one does. you know, i want to work with the mta. i'm just -- i'm just not there. part of the challenge -- i don't mean disrespect to the individual who's spoke, they are trying to do their job, but the question whether or not we have done our due diligence in looking at all the options available, i think that there is a role for brokers to play in these deals. i don't necessarily think that the brokerage is the best person to make that case, you know. i think there has to be an independent third party analysis on that. again, no disrespect to individuals. they are professionals, trying to do their work. but i think there has to be a separation in terms of the different roles. when someone is close to a deal, even the best possible, the ana
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Oct 3, 2012 5:30am PDT
complicated auditing process, so as a result, the jury recommends the city totally eliminate hra's in favor of the city option. the jury strongly recommends the city bring an end to the gratuitous practice of allowing business owners to add surcharges for employee mandates to their customer's bills and the jury recommends the district attorney follow through with an investigation to review our survey findings for possible consumer fraud. the promise of the health care security ordinance is to provide health care for workers in san francisco that is easily accessible. health reimbursement accounts do not fulfill this promise. when businesses use the health care surcharge to earn large profits, i must repeat, the public trust is violated. hra's may be technically legal, but are they ethical? we really don't think so. thank you. we'll take any of your questions. >> thank you very much. could you respond to the question that i raised earlier about the fact that this is 2011 data, 2012 data will presumably come out whenever -- you know, next year, and to just respond to the concern that th
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